Monday, November 12, 2007


Suen (v.) - to follow, attend on, persecute.

a domesday when ryhtes bueth tolde
when we shule suen thy wounde blede
to speke thenne we bueth unbolde
unbold icham to bidde the bote

- Anonymous: The Harley lyrics (1310)

Pronunciation: /sjuEn/

/s/ s in hiss
/ju/ ew in few
/E/ e in met
/n/ n in no

The Middle-English Word of the Day is selected from Mayhew and Skeat's
"Concise Dictionary of Middle English."
As found on Greg Lindahl's website

The example text was found at the Middle English Collection of the University of Virginia Library.

The approximate pronunciation is determined using Carol Hamill's Middle English Pronunciation Guide
and noted using upon the ASCII-IPA Standard